Saturday, June 23, 2018

How to talk to the working class

Good stand up routine by Danny Jolles on Colbert last night. The whole routine is about bros, you know, those common working-class guys with backward hats, tight tee shirts and who yell when they talk. He tells a lot of good jokes about them but around 3:40 he tells us how progressives don't communicate with them very well. That's why most blogs, and progressive framing generally, don't work because they get into minutiae and depth analysis, when what's needed to reach these people is talking like a bro. It's an excellent point about framing to your audience. And one reason I really appreciate the liberal redneck. Fuckin' A right, henna?

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